Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards

We're proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA). The awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the creative and cultural vitality of Washington State.

"These are the highest cultural awards given by the Governor," said Karen Hanan, ArtsWA Executive Director. "Each of these recipients represent excellence and achievement in their fields and will join over 244 exemplary individuals and organizations who have been honored over the past 52 years."

More information on the honorees; buy tickets to the Awards dinner.


Interested in nominating for 2019?

Updated information for GAHA 2019 will be posted in the spring. Check out the information on the 2018 categories and nomination criteria and think about who you want to nominate for a 2019 Governor's Arts & Heritage Award!


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